Advanced search

Here are some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on SN.

Approaching tribunal and school file is.........missing!

(14 Posts)
StarlightMcKenzie Tue 11-Oct-11 14:14:13

Nursery say they sent it to new school in July. New school say they never recieved it or have seen it.

Course, I know where it is. It is with the LA who are creating documents to put in it.

coff33pot Tue 11-Oct-11 20:10:30

oh great! thats all you need. Have the new school provided you with the current stuff from July onwards?

How could the LA put documents in it surely some of the stuff would have had to be signed by the old nursery teachers?? Sorry you got this hassle.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 11-Oct-11 20:22:57

Nope. But then he isn't at the new school since he isn't 5 and we have held him back.

Yes, but I reckon, especially with the last school, the teachers would do what they were told and backdate things. Did you not see that TES thread?

PipinJo Tue 11-Oct-11 20:30:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

coff33pot Tue 11-Oct-11 20:34:57

Just took a look at the TES thread............I get your point. What an eye opener!

tryingtokeepintune Wed 12-Oct-11 12:03:17

Star - I don't know how you got to be so cynical! Don't you know the LA only has the interest of our children at heart?!! grin

tryingtokeepintune Wed 12-Oct-11 12:08:40

Star, that was a joke btw. Sorry you seem to be having such a difficult time.

willowthecat Wed 12-Oct-11 12:44:03

are they saying they only ever had paper copies ? ie that they cannot send on another copy from their computer files ?

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 14-Oct-11 09:38:28

Okay, so now I have taken it higher and involved THEIR solicitor this is the story now:

1st school says that the have sent 'some' of the information to the 2nd school. 2nd school says they have received 'some' of the information.

Bet when I come to request it from both/either, the choice documents that they want/need will be 'in transit'.

So need to do full subject access of both schools for £100 in total, and ask school no.1 to declare anything that has been sent in the last fortnight to school no.2.

What a frigging rigmorol.

Also, the HT of school 1, told me in July that she didn't have anything except tribunal stuff so she has now had 3 months extra to 'update' ds' file.


I can't believe thes 'professionals' who are supposed to care for these children can go to such lengths to deny them what they need.

coff33pot Fri 14-Oct-11 09:50:46 you actually have ANY hair left on your head?

What a lash up!

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 14-Oct-11 10:01:38

Yes, i have hair because I know one thing:

They are so frigging incompetent and arrogant that even their best efforts and 3 months of work will still produce nothing more than bollocks!

AgnesDiPesto Fri 14-Oct-11 21:58:34

Can't you just do it via the tribunal for free? eg ask for a judge to direct they provide it?

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 14-Oct-11 22:22:59

Thanks Agnes. I did try that. SENDIST replied that they have 10 days to reply. In the meantime the LA's solicitor smoked screend with 'second head says she now has it, and is available for Mrs Starlight when she wants to view', but I know that 2nd head doesn't have everything, and I don't actually know what I want specifically.

So I think DPA to both is probably the only way I'm gonna be sure I got everything.

dolfrog Sat 15-Oct-11 19:08:49


From a post on another thread, it appears we share the same LEA.
Loosing a child's file seems to be a stock in trade trick. My DS2s Primary School file went missing never to be found. When we found out the HT we had had real issues with had left, and the new HT had no way of locating the missing file which outlined the nature of DS2s APD issues, and which would have been helpful with regard to the support provided for DS2, when we were seeking help and support for DS3, whose APD issues are relatively more severe, and include more subtypes of APD.
Eventually the primary school changed almost all of its staff, and the later arrivals did try to provide the support DS3 required.
Things have much improved for DS3s at secondary school, especially with the report from Great Ormond Street Hospital, which has lead to DS3 getting the support that both DS2 and DS1 failed to get another school (the so called best Secondary school in town which was only concerned with their A'level league position and only paid lip service (if that) to those children and parents who may have any SEN issues)

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now